Health

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said.Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat.PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when in rabies-affected countries.Rabies is not found in wild or domestic animals in the UK, but
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Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police have told the public to avoid the area A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people - one fatally - in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police.Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related.The attacker was shot by police after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities
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Trump-Russia probe ‘under threat’ after Sessions fired

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStaff applauded as Mr Sessions left the Department of JusticeThe Russia inquiry could be under threat after Donald Trump fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, top Democrats have warned.Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi called the decision a "blatant attempt" to end or impede the investigation.The Democrats, who captured the House of Representatives in Tuesday's mid-term polls, have vowed to protect it.Special
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Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter Gouldstone is being treated in hospital after sustaining bruising and a head injury A 98-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and robbed in his home. Peter Gouldstone was found with bruising and a head injury at a house in Evesham Road, in the Bounds Green area of north London, on Tuesday.His son Simon said he "feared the
Technology

Social network Gab back online after shooting

[ad_1] Image copyright Gab Social network Gab is back after a finding a new web host.The network, which describes itself as championing free speech, went offline after it was revealed that the man accused of a gun attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh was an active member.Its previous host GoDaddy withdrew its support along with other tech firms.Gab has been criticised for giving a platform to far-right commentators who have
Entertainment

X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

[ad_1] Image copyright @Madame_LazRagz/Twitter Image caption The sound issues affected Danny Tetley's performance, prompting calls for him to sing again The X Factor has cancelled its public vote after the show was hit by sound issues on Saturday night.Viewers complained that the judges and some of the performances sounded distorted and contestants sounded like "Daleks".ITV apologised and said the vote will take place on Sunday's show instead.It is thought to
Technology

Samsung agrees to payouts after worker deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The death of Hwang Yumi prompted her father to lead a compensation campaign The death of a 23-year-old former Samsung worker has led to the company agreeing a major compensation deal.Hwang Yumi died en route to hospital in 2007 after developing leukaemia.Her father led a campaign to shame the company into making payouts for other cases of the disease, miscarriages and other ailments
Entertainment

Idris Elba writes stage show about life after Nelson Mandela

[ad_1] Image copyright David Sandison Image caption Idris Elba said he had been wanting to work with Kwame Kwei-Armah for years Idris Elba has co-written a stage show about life in South Africa after Nelson Mandela, which will have its premiere in Manchester next summer.The Luther star has written Tree with Kwame Kwei-Armah, the new artistic director of London's Young Vic theatre.Elba played the late South African president in the
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Glenn Hoddle: Ex-England manager ‘responding well’ after being taken seriously ill

[ad_1] Glenn Hoddle was a TV pundit at the 2018 World Cup and was pictured chatting to England players after their win over ColombiaEx-England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle is "responding well" to treatment after being taken to hospital in a serious condition on Saturday. Hoddle was taken ill after appearing as a pundit for BT Sport earlier in the day on his 61st birthday."The condition is serious but Glenn
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US mail bombs: Man held after campaign against Trump critics

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan of mail bomb suspectA 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump.US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc. He faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents.Mr Trump said the acts were "despicable and have no place in our country".Fourteen items have been sent in